Dodge Journey: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS

1. Coolant Temperature Gauge

The temperature gauge indicates engine coolant temperature.

Any reading within the normal range indicates that the cooling system is operating satisfactorily. The gauge pointer will likely indicate a high temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades, in heavy traffic, or when towing a trailer. If the pointer rises to the “H” mark, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. If the Air Conditioning A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle.

If the needle remains on the “H” mark, turn the engine OFF immediately and call for service.

NOTE: The gauge pointer will remain near its last reading when the engine is turned off. It will return to a true reading when the engine is restarted.

CAUTION:
Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running, as you would not be able to react to the temperature indicator light if the engine overheats.

2. Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge shows the level of fuel in the tank when ignition switch is in the ON position.

3. Fuel Cap Indicator

of the vehicleThis symbol indicates the side
of the vehicle
where the fuel filler cap is located.

4. Coolant Temperature Warning Light

overheated engine condition.This light warns of an
overheated engine condition.

If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for service.

NOTE: As the coolant temperature gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single chime will sound. Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H. In this case, the indicator light will flash continuously and a continuous chime will sound, until the engine is allowed to cool.

CAUTION:
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,” safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the A/C turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the “H,” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine OFF immediately, and call for service.

WARNING:
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the hood yourself, refer to “Maintaining Your Vehicle” and follow the warnings under the Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.

5. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped

when the fog lightsThis indicator will illuminate
when the fog lights
are on.

6. Low Fuel Warning Light

fuel level drops toThis indicator lights when the
fuel level drops to
approximately one-eighth tank.

7. Turn Signal Indicator Light

flash in unison with theThe left or right arrow will
flash in unison with the corresponding front and rear turn signal lights when the turn signal switch is operated.

NOTE:
• A chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more than 1 mi (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.

• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either indicator flashes at a rapid rate.

8. High Beam Indicator

beam headlights areThis light shows that the high
beam headlights are
on. Pull the multifunction lever on the left side of the steering column toward you to switch to low beam.

9. Speedometer

Shows the vehicle speed.

10. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped

for approximatelyThis light will flash rapidly
for approximately
16 seconds when the vehicle Security system is arming and then flash slowly when the system is armed. The light will also turn on for about three seconds when the ignition switch is first turned ON.

11. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Failure Indicator Light — If Equipped

All-Wheel-DriveThis light monitors the
All-Wheel-Drive
(AWD) system. The light will turn on for a bulb check when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as three seconds.

When lit solid: There is an AWD system fault. AWD performance will be at a reduced level. Service the AWD system soon.

When blinking: The AWD system is temporarily disabled due to overload condition.

12. Tachometer

This gauge measures engine revolutions per minute (RPM x 1000). Before the pointer reaches the red area, ease up on the accelerator to prevent engine damage.

13. Shift Lever Indicator

The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the automatic transmission.

14. Seat Belt Reminder Light

several seconds after theThis light will turn on for
several seconds after the ignition switch is turned ON as a reminder to “buckle up.” This light will remain on as long as the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.

15. Odometer/Trip Odometer Display Area

The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven. The trip odometer shows individual trip mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer button” for additional information.

NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair technician should leave the odometer reading the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer must be reset at zero.

Vehicle Odometer Messages

When the appropriate conditions exist, the following messages will display in the odometer:

ECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Saver Indicator Off.

ECO-on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Saver Indicator On.

door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar.

gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liftgate Ajar.

gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault.

LoW tirE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LowTire Pressure.

noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault.

CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required.

LoCOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Coolant.

LoWASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LowWasher Fluid.

ESPOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESP Deactivated.

NOTE: If the instrument cluster is equipped with the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), then most warnings will display in the EVIC. For further information refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.

ECO / ECO-on (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped

The ECO-on indicator will illuminate when you are driving in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.

The ECO display will toggle between ECO and ECO-on depending on driving habits and vehicle usage. Press the Odometer / Trip Odometer / ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) button to change the display from odometer to either of the two trip odometer settings or the “ECO” display.

gASCAP Message

If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer display area. If this occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound is heard. Then press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem persists, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started.

A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap may also turn on the MIL.

LoW tirE

When the appropriate tire pressure is low, the odometer display will toggle between LoW and tirE for three cycles.

noFUSE

If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or damaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odometer display area. For further information on fuses and fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.

CHAngE OIL Message (Base And Mid Line Clusters Only)

Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “CHANgE OIL” message will flash in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately 12 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon your personal driving style.

Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the TRIP ODOMETER button on the instrument cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform the following procedure: 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. (Do not start the engine).

2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times within 10 seconds.

3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.

NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.

16. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light — If Equipped

as a bulb checkThis light will turn on briefly
as a bulb check
when the ignition switch is turned ON. This light will also turn on while the engine is running if there is a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.

If the light turns on while the engine is running, safely bring the vehicle to a complete stop as soon as possible, place the shift lever in PARK, and cycle the ignition key.

The light should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be drivable.

However, see your authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.

If the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required. In this case, you may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall, and your vehicle may require towing.

Also, have the system checked by an authorized dealer if the light does not turn on during starting.

17. Oil Pressure Warning Light

pressure. The lightThis light shows low engine oil
pressure. The light
will turn on and remain on when the ignition switch is turned from the LOCK or ACC position to the ON position. The light will turn off after the engine is started.

If the light does not turn on during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

If the light turns on and remains on while driving, safely bring the vehicle to a stop and shut off the engine. DO NOT OPERATE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE CAUSE IS CORRECTED. This light does not show the quantity of oil in the engine. The engine oil level must be checked using the proper procedure.

18. Charging System Warning Light

the electrical chargingThis light shows the status of
the electrical charging
system. The light should turn on when the ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s electrical devices, such as the fog lights or rear defroster. If the light remains on, it means that the charging system is experiencing a problem. See your local authorized dealer to obtain service immediately.

If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.

19. Cruise Indicator Light — If Equipped

electronic speedThis indicator lights when the
electronic speed
control system is turned on.

20. Trip Odometer / ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) Button — If Equipped

Changing the Display

Press this button to change the display from odometer to either of two trip odometer settings or the ECO display.

The letter “A” or “B” will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer to 0 miles (km). The odometer must be in TRIP mode to reset it.

Resetting the Trip Odometer

Display the trip mileage that you want to reset, “Trip A” or “Trip B.” Then push and hold the button (approximately two seconds) until the display resets to 0. The odometer must be in Trip Mode to reset the trip odometer.

21. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If Equipped

(if provided),Each tire, including the spare
(if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale light illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.

Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.

Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.

When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale light after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.

CAUTION:
The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result. (Refer to “Tire Inflation Pressures” under “Tires — General Information” and to “Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)” in “Starting And Operating” for further information).

22. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light

Anti-Lock Brake SystemThis light monitors the
Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as four seconds.

If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system is not functioning and that service is required. However, the conventional brake system will continue to operate normally if the Brake System Warning Light is not on.

If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefit of Anti-Lock brakes. Furthermore, the ABS light should be checked frequently to assure that it is operating properly. If the light does not turn on, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

23. Electronic Stability Program (ESP)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light

during acceleration,If this indicator light flashes
during acceleration,
ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible. Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions.

24. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

(MIL) is part ofThe Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in the ON position, before engine start. If the bulb does not come on when turning the key from OFF to ON, have the condition checked promptly.

Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the MIL stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing.

CAUTION:
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause damage to the engine control system. It also could affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required.

WARNING:
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you drive slowly or park over flammable substances such as dry plants or wood or cardboard, etc. This could result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.

25. Electronic Stability Program (ESP)/Brake Assist System (BAS) Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped

Electronic StabilityThe malfunction light for the
Electronic Stability
Program (ESP) is combined with Brake Assist System (BAS). The yellow “ESP/BAS Warning Light” comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position. They should go out with the engine running. If the “ESP/BAS Warning Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or the BAS system. If this light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see an authorized dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING:
If a warning light remains on the system may not be working and you will not have the benefit of ESP or BAS. Under certain driving conditions, where ESP or BAS would be beneficial, you - if you have not adjusted your driving speeds and stopping in or to account for the lack of the feature, may be in accident.

26. Brake Warning Light

brake functions,This light monitors various
brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light turns on, it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, that the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system reservoir.

If the light remains on when the parking brake has been disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system.

In this case, the light will remain on until the condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.

The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is indicated by the BrakeWarning Light, which will turn on when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has dropped below a specified level.

The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.

NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions.

The vehicle should have service performed, and the brake fluid level checked.

If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.

WARNING:
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.

It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.

Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.

Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected.

If the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected by an authorized dealer.

The light also will turn on when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.

NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.

27. Airbag Warning Light

to six seconds asThis light will turn on for four
to six seconds as
a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is either not on during starting, or stays on, or turns on while driving, then have the system inspected at your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.

28. Compass/Temperature Display Button — If Equipped

Operates the Compass/Temperature display in the Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) display.

29. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Compass Mini–Trip Computer (CMTC) Display — If Equipped

On vehicles equipped with a Premium Cluster, this display shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) messages when the appropriate conditions exist.

Refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) for further information.

On vehicles equipped with a Mid Line Cluster, this display shows the compass heading (N, S, E,W, NE, NW, SE, and SW) and the outside temperature. The COMPASS/TEMPERATURE DISPLAY button operates this display. Press and release the button once to turn on the display. Press and release it again to turn off the display. Refer to Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) for further information.

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